S-Video v. Component and 4:3 sources.....

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  1. Brent_H

    Brent_H Second Unit

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    I have a Pioneer DV-45a and I was wondering if there is an advantage to using the S-Video connection over the component for 4:3 viewing...I ask this because when I am watching MOST 4:3 stuff it seems to have some "issues." With the player I have, can it automatically detect a 4:3 source and output it through the S-video by default? I was reading the manual on this and it didn't really help....

    Thanks!!

    ~Brent
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    They are kind of independent things.

    The 4:3 detection can be done by the player in 2 ways:

    - Flags embeded in the DVD telling the player what to do
    - The player analizing the frames and detecting a film vs video source

    The video is then output on any of the connections.

    The component cable connection is the superior one. Go to one of the custom web sites to get a good cable for under $100 that rivals the more expensive store brands.
     
  3. Rob Ho.

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    What are some links to custom cable manufacturers?
     
  4. Brent_H

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    what kind of difference will one see when using shorter or longer component cables????
     

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